Ranshima Station

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Ranshima Station
Ranshima Station 01.jpg
Station building, June 2008
Location Otaru, Hokkaido, Hokkaido
Coordinates 43°11′48″N 140°51′19″E / 43.1968°N 140.8552°E / 43.1968; 140.8552Coordinates: 43°11′48″N 140°51′19″E / 43.1968°N 140.8552°E / 43.1968; 140.8552
Operated by JR logo (hokkaido).svg JR Hokkaido
Line(s) Hakodate Main Line
Distance 237.9 km from Hakodate
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Kan'i itaku ticket window
Station code S17
Opened December 10, 1902 (1902-12-10)
Passengers (FY2013) 28 daily

Ranshima Station (蘭島駅, Ranshima-eki) is a railway station on the Hakodate Main Line in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido). The station is numbered S17.[1]


Ranshima Station is served by the Hakodate Main Line and is 237.9 km from the start of the line at Hakodate.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms connected by an overpass. Kitaca is not available. A Kan'i itaku agent staffs the ticket window and sells some types of tickets.[3]


1  Hakodate Main Line for Yoichi, Kutchan, and Oshamambe
2  Hakodate Main Line for Otaru and Sapporo

Adjacent stations[edit]

« Service »
Hakodate Main Line
Yoichi (S18) Rapid Shioya (S16)
Yoichi (S18) Local Shioya (S16)


Ranshima Station opened on 12 December 1902 when the private Hokkaido Railway established a track between it and Shikaribetsu. By 28 June 1903, the track had been extended north from here to Otaru Chūō (now Otaru). By 19 Oct 1904, link ups to the track south of Shikaribetsu had allowed through traffic all the way to Hakodate. After the Hokkaido Railway was nationalized on 1 July 1907, Japanese Government Railways (JGR) took over control of the station. On 12 October 1909 the station became part of the Hakodate Main Line. On 1 April 1987, with the privatization of Japanese National Railways (JNR), the successor of JGR, the station came under the control of JR Hokkaido.[2][4] From 1 October 2007, station numbering was introduced on JR Hokkaido lines, with Ranshima Station becoming "S17".[5]


  1. ^ "JR Hokkaido Route Map" (PDF). JR Hokkaido. Retrieved 21 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). II. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 813. ISBN 4533029809. 
  3. ^ "蘭島駅" [Ranshima Station]. jr-mars.dyndns.org. Retrieved 22 February 2018.  See image of tickets sold.
  4. ^ Ishino, Tetsu et al. (eds.) (1998). 停車場変遷大事典 国鉄・JR編 [Station Transition Directory - JNR/JR] (in Japanese). I. Tokyo: JTB Corporation. p. 240. ISBN 4533029809. 
  5. ^ 駅番号表示(駅ナンバリング)を実施します [Station number to be introduced] (pdf). News release (in Japanese). Hokkaido Railway Company. 12 September 2007. Retrieved 30 July 2015.